Oakland County Man Wins $924,880 Playing The Lottery Online

WWJ News
January 27, 2020 - 11:12 am
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(WWJ) An Oakland County man is a little closer to retirement after he got lucky playing the Lottery online.

According to Michigan Lottery officials, the 60-year-old player matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Jan. 17 — 02-04-27-29-33 — to win a $924,880 jackpot. 

He bought his ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.  

"I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to check my numbers," said the man, who choose to remain anonymous. "When I saw I was the winner, I couldn't believe it. There was no going back to sleep for me!" 

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay some bills and then save the rest.

"Winning won't change me or how I live, but retirement is going to come a little sooner now," the man said. 

Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m.

Each play is $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000.

Monday night's Fantasy 5 jackpot is $152,000.

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Remember: Never gamble more than you can afford to lose. Facing a gambling problem can be an overwhelming experience, and people who get in over their heads feel like there is no way out. If you could use some help, call the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-270-7117.